O & O DiskImage coming

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by mistycat, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. mistycat

    mistycat Registered Member

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    I haven't seen this posted, if so, ignore this. As a customer, O & O sent me a deal on a new software being released on Nov 21 that sounds pretty good but its not hard to make anything sound good. It's a disk imaging tool with a Start CD (their version of a bootable CD ?), quick, easy, supports Full and Incremental images, compression, CD/DVD support, 30 day trial and more for $49.95. I look forward to any tests of this program.
     
  2. WSFuser

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    i cant wait. im always looking for a decent ATI alternative.
     
  3. Chubb

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    Haven't received the mail yet, but maybe a good alternative to True Image or Paragon Hard Disk Manager...

    I really like the BlueCon 6.0 from O&O, a good alternative to Winternal's Admin Pak.
     
  4. mistycat

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    And I'm happy with their Defragger as well as a couple of their other programs. They seem to be a very solid company with good support and their software isn't released until it works well. A couple of other items I forgot to mention are that DiskImage has image verification and supports Windows 64; sounds like a competitor for ATI to me. Time will tell.
     
  5. Tommy

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    Yes, O&O has very good, stable and nearly bullet proofed applications. I am looking forward to see this new one.
    By the way, any one experience with O&O BlueCon?
     
  6. mistycat

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    None here, never even run a trial of BluCon though it does look interesting.
     
  7. WSFuser

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    http://www.ispd.de/de/distribution/partner/oosoftware.htm

    Babelfish translation:

     
  8. Tommy

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    Looks promissing. As i personal trust O&O (using some stuff of them since years) it seams that there is a rival for ATI coming up.
     
  9. HandsOff

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    I'm not really here...only half of my software is installed on my new HDD...anyway, I can't really sit in judgment of image backup software because most of my experience is with one, rather old software that was included for free with a hard drive, Dantz Retrospect 5.6...and I love it!

    However...what is all this central concern of security devices and security files? I mean, is this something new, or the same problem all imaging software has been handling? It's a serious question because I have always selected the option:
    "Do not back up security data from workstations" - I don't really know what it means but it is the default choice, and I have had many successful restorals, so does anyone know what they are talking about?

    (I've always wondered if it had to do with something that would screw up serial number registration of different programs if it was tampered with. This is sort of a sore subject for me because I must have over 100 programs that I have to register and you never know what is going to effect the registration. I'm afraid my aggressive use of registry cleaning tools has caused me some inconvenience in the area...but with no idea what I've done wrong, chances are I will keep doing it. That is the hell that is Windows!



    -HandsOff
     
  10. Chubb

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    O&O DiskImage 1.0 Build 524 released today!!!

    http://www.oo-software.com/en/products/oodiskimage/info/

    For XP (32 & 64-bit) and Win2K only. Vista, Win95/98/Me not supported.

    http://www.oo-software.com/images/resources/oodiskimage/en/1.png

    http://www.oo-software.com/images/resources/oodiskimage/en/2.png

    http://www.oo-software.com/images/resources/oodiskimage/en/3.png

    http://www.oo-software.com/images/resources/oodiskimage/en/4.png
     
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  11. Tommy

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    Only 3.5 MB, i will give that a try right now!
     
  12. lodore

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    Tommy,
    Can you please report back with your experience?
    infomation like how much data you backup and how long its takes.
    how long the verifying takes.
    how the restore disc is
    and if the restore works?

    I was gonna start a new thread about two imaging programs better than one?

    e.g. i was thinking about keeping true image installed but maybe if i have the space creating two images from different programs so if one fails try the other?
    or is it a waste of disc space and they could conflict?
    with all this talk of acronis images failing and since i have never needed to restore an image i dont know if it woudl restore.

    I have no windows cd so i need images to restore. its it better to get something like storagecraft shadowprotect which is fast, good USB2.0 driver support or keep true image and not waste my money but have the risk that my usb 2.0 maxtor one touch III wont be reconised by the rescue cd?
    lodore
     
  13. Tommy

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    I will do a detailed report when i am back home.
     
  14. lodore

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    Thanks Tommy
     
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    This sounds good. I wonder if it does byte by byte verification when you make the image?

    If anyone finds out, can you let me know?

    Thanks,
     
  16. Peter2150

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    Since you are asking I don't think there is any conflict, just the space needed to store images. Shadow Protect is an excellent program, and I use it and love it. Also good are Drive Shapshot and IFW/IFD. I also have True Image, and admittedly it has always worked, but I just don't have a warm fuzzy when the progress time indicators still don't work right.

    Just be aware that if the Recovery CD is based on WinPe you will have trouble if you are using Nvidia Raid 0 drivers. They won't load even with the F6 option.

    Pete
     
  17. lodore

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    ok thanks.
    its just the money that is a slight problem.
    does anyone know if it works with a single Sata one hard drive on a ASUS K8N-E deluxe socket 754 mother board. amd 3200 processor. I think its Nforce 3.
    does the recovery CD reconise a Maxtor one touch III?
    lodore
     
  18. Tommy

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    Ok here my experience so far:

    Enviorement:
    Vaio Laptop
    1 GB Mem
    50GB HD - (Part. 'C' 20GB - Part. 'D' 30 GB)
    Part. 'C' used 7.8 GB
    Windows XP SP2 NTFS

    Installation:
    Without any problem:
    - 4 new folders
    - 75 new files
    - 78 Registry Values
    - 4 services and devices

    No application running in the background like with ATI.

    Backup Part. 'C'
    - Backing up to part. 'D'
    - Option: Valitading image
    - Option: Default compression

    CPU usage of O&O during backup 33%
    Duration for Backup Part. 'C': ca. 15 min
    Duration of Valitading Image: ca. 9 min
    Total time: ca. 24 min
    Image file size: 5.3 GB

    Conclusion:
    A solid little application which does what it should do; backup and restore, but no competator to ATI.
    - No possibility for rescue disc (at least i found no)
    - Very slow
    - Bad compression

    I personal will continue with ATI even i have to install nearly 60-80 MB more.
     
  19. WSFuser

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    thanks for the information Tommy. looks like it wasnt the ATI alternative i hoped it was. and with no rescue disc, im not gonna bother with it.
     
  20. Tommy

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    Hardly with only 3.5 MB, but good for basic backup/restore.
     
  21. Chubb

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    It's taking too long to do a backup. ATI is much faster.
     
  22. Blackcat

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    I am not too concerned about the slightly longer backup times. My main concern is a successful image AND restore.
    They have a bootable O&O DiskImage CD with the retail version which, I believe is their rescue CD. Maybe they need to add the ability to make such a disc with the trial version.

    IMO, it seems promising for a first version and the more able competitors for Acronis the better.
     
  23. WSFuser

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    maybe ill wait for version 2. i kinda forget it is a new comer after all.
     
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